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hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
, hagman will always be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. when j.r. was shot by an unknown assaila assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought it would do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings and hagman came back, too, returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas." but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said, the time is ripe for a real bad guy and i'm it. >> have a good day, master? >> i'm going to have a wonderful day, genie. >> reporter: it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of genie." the show is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman orbited in showbiz as the son of peter pan star mary martin, his movie roles included "up the cella
. >> thank you. >>> the theme song, unmistakeable. and the conniving and mysterious j.r. ewing, unforgetable. he was one of the most famous stars of the era seen here. larry hagman has died at 81 years old. >> stay out of my affairs. >> you slime. you make me sick. >> oddly enough, nobody hates me. they love this character. >> justin: love him or hate him -- >>> reporter: love him or hate him, 14 seasons of playing jr ewing, the oil baron with the reptilian smile. he cheated his family, friends, and wife while taking plenty of knocks on his own. when the "who shot jr "episode aired, millions tuned in to watch. like jr, hagman was born in texas, the son of actress mary martin. >> the meaner he gets on television, the nicer he is at home. >> reporter: indeed, he didn't always play a bad guy. we first knew him as harry, in i dream of genie. hagman received no residuals for i dream of genie which is still in syndication. he was determined not to make the same mistake with dallas and negotiated rerun compensation packages. like j.r. a real business man. >> the actress who played his wife sue el
television to the big screen but he will always be remembered as j. r. ewing from dallas. calling mcedwards >> he wore many hats but is best known for his wawearing that stetson. >> you drew him to attempt suicide? >> i did not know that he was going to do that. >> this cliffhanger was watched by 300 million people watched from all round the world of " who shot j.r.? " to. it was recently reprise with the u.s. network, t n t with larry hagman also returning as j.r., once again. they said that he was the best thing about ellis. however, to explain that. it was the best-about dallas. and have a great day, massacre. and it was also a good guy that last-master -- >> planning astronaut, tony nelson on i dream of jeannie. it was a hit in the 1960's and still popular in syndication. even as a kid he orbited and store business. with the child of of mary martin, " of the seller ". and harry and toronto.and encantit was after getting a huge producer from the contractors that he became immensely wealthy. he had homes, cars, and devices. one of them was drinking and the other was smoking. he smoked for
ends sunday at sleep train. "dallas." after the man after the man behind "j-r e" passed away. yesterday, fans left flowert larry hagman's star . >>> new changes for the remake of dallas after the man behind j.r. ewing passed away. fans left flowers on the "hollywood walk of fame." he died friday at the age of 81. they will rewrite its script to reflect the death of the infamous oil barron. they will give his character a proper sendoff. kind of sad. >>> well, around here, looks like we have some fog around some parts of the bay this morning. it is making driving difficult for some folks, but it will clear up, right, brian? >> yes. we are used to the fog in the bay area. it is like summertime stuff. there is drizzle around as well that will clear up by 10:00 or 11:00 this morning. we will get sunshine as we head out there. east bay is 33. livermore 42 degrees. santa rosa is 40. we have changes ahead this week. after the fog this morning, sun later and rain in the bay area tuesday. once the rain begins it will not be going away any time soon. i will tell you about that in a bit. but f
passed away friday in a dallas hospital after battling complications from cancer. his j.r. ewing course, of the tomorrow villain oil man on the long- running abc tv show and dallas was only part of his acting repertoire. but it guaranteed his legend in tv history. a season finale cliff hanger in the 1980 called who shot j.r. was fuelled by 350 million people in 57 countries. that actor was up more noble enough that hagman recently used his j.r. role on the new version of dallas. he was also on the '60s popular tv series i dream of jeannie and acted on broadway. hagman, the son of broadway actress mary martin was 81 years old. >> it did get crowded roughly 11,000 people have been in line. this was up from $9 and led a share a lot of the black friday wrapped up at dawn. there was drama at a victoria's secret store where people jammed in the doorway waiting for the store to open. off some of them were pushing and shoving. the door man pleaded for them to stay, and that she would not open the door to this simmer down. employees stated that the waffle iron cause riots. this mall the michigan
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